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    As of April 1, 2014 I'm moving my practice to Fort Point Legal PC, where I'll continue to represent small businesses, startups, artists, and all others with formation, business, and intellectual property issues. Find us at http://FortPointLegal.com.


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GoldieBlox v. Beastie Boys

GoldieBlox v. Beastie Boys Settling?

Way back in November, GoldieBlox, Inc. sued the Beastie Boys and a host of others, asking a court to declare that their use of a "parodied" version of the Beastie Boys song "Girls" in their commercial was legal as a protected fair use. After some open letters back and forth, it looked like the case was going away, before the Beastie Boys fired back in December with an Answer and a whole host of counterclaims, essentially accusing GoldieBlox of shameless appropriation in the name of corporate … [Read More...]


Why Form An LLC?

Why should anyone form an LLC? Most people have heard of the LLC, but somewhat less than 100% of those people could tell you that it stands for limited liability company, and an even smaller percentage could tell you why to incorporate, let alone why to incorporate as an LLC. Fortunately for anyone who's stumbled into choosing an LLC as the corporate form for their business, it's a pretty good choice for a lot of people. Here's why: … [Read More...]

An Interpretive Dance For My Boss Set To Kanye West's Gone

Kanye Propelled By Smart Copyright Enforcement

As someone who was drawn to the law and particularly the law of copyright through the file-sharing lawsuits of my formative years, I've heard some version of this argument a million times: "Artists should be happy when we illegally share their music, because it provides exposure and they make money through that." Is there ever any real data to back it up? Not really. But lo! A recent viral video has propelled Kanye back into the Billboard Top 100, for a song that's 8 years old! Does this change … [Read More...]

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